Lower Third - Create a Template?

SecondWind-SK wrote on 12/31/2014, 12:43 PM
I've created a simple client-specific lower third for use in future videos. Gradient color background, name above the background, title in the background. All animate on and off simultaneously from left using track motion. I've saved this as a Veg. How do I conveniently insert this, often at several points, in new projects? I know that I can buy a lower-thirds plug-in and modify their templates to fit my client's needs, but can I do something myself?


videoITguy wrote on 12/31/2014, 12:50 PM
The best way is to get a pro lower third file - they are available free or at absolute low cost..many forum members can send you one. I use all pro produced templates and they are worth it.

Otherwise your lower third is simply a graphic saved as such in Photoshop or other. Not a veg. just an image file, then placed anywhere you want.
Tom Pauncz wrote on 12/31/2014, 1:01 PM
Why not just insert the LT .veg file where you need it in the project? Or am I missing some subtle point here?
SecondWind-SK wrote on 12/31/2014, 1:28 PM
I tried inserting the LT.veg file, but it appeared in the project as a merged event that didn't allow me to change the name and title text.
SecondWind-SK wrote on 12/31/2014, 1:31 PM
A pro lower third file may be the best answer. What I was trying to do is avoid having to re-create the key frames for slide-in/slide-out each time I wanted to insert a new instance and to be able to change the text.
jetdv wrote on 12/31/2014, 1:57 PM
The easiest way to do Lower Thirds is with Titler Pro 3. See here:

BobMoyer wrote on 12/31/2014, 2:08 PM
I believe if you add the .veg to your project timeline, all you have to do is go into the project media tab and right-click on the .veg in question that you want to change and select "Edit in Vegas" in the context menu. It will then open a second instance of Vegas with the original .veg and after you make you changes and save it, it will update the .veg file in your new project.

SecondWind-SK wrote on 12/31/2014, 3:14 PM
Excellent. Thanks to everybody.